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ERIC Number: ED044431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 12
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The Mink Scale.
Barker, Lawrence W.; Mink, Oscar G.
The Mink Scale is designed to differentiate between potential dropout and non-dropout students at the junior high school level. Items of the scale represent social, psychological, and educational factors established in previous dropout studies. A pilot study in five Appalachian counties compared scale responses for 189 (dropouts) former students who were in the seventh grade in 1961 and 262 (non-dropouts) high school seniors who were also in the seventh grade in 1961. A Chi-square test was employed to analyze each item. The great majority of the items not only discriminate significantly between total dropouts and non-dropouts but also between male dropouts and male non-dropouts, or female dropouts and female non-dropouts. A copy of the scale is included with the differentiating powers of each item indicated. A more detailed description of the scale is provided in TM 000 248. (LR)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia